// why am I so n00b?

This is a republishing, with some minor tweaks and alternatives provided, of the original recipe by Andrew Muller. I could not find some of the ingredients in local shops, so had to slightly tweak things.

I’d also recommend against using paper muffin cups, as the first two tray-fulls of these were so stuck to them half the muffin content ends up going to waste.

The ingredient volumes below make about 20-30 muffins depending on how big you make them.

The Recipe

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1/2 cup agave (alternative: ~100ml honey mixed with ~50ml hot water to achieve similar consistency)
  • 5 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal (alternative: 1/2 cup wholewheat flour)
  • 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups milk (almond milk for dairy free)
  • Optional toppings: raisins, walnuts, almonds, chocolate chips.


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius. Mix eggs, vanilla, apple sauce, banana & agave.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix oats, flax, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Finally, pour in milk and mix.
  3. Spray a muffin pan with baking oil or use muffin liners. Pour batter evenly into each liner. If using toppings add them onto tops of muffins now.
  4. Bake 35-40 min, test with toothpick if it comes out clean the muffins are done. Cool and enjoy, or freeze in freezer bags if you plan on storing them more than a few days.